Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is caused when bacteria in plaque (a sticky, colorless film that forms in the mouth) builds up between the gums and teeth. When the bacteria begin to grow, the gums surrounding the tooth can become inflamed. Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the
The National Institute of Dental Research of the National Institutes of Health has decided to fund the research of Dr. Anne George, Allan G. Brodie Endowed Professor in the Brodie Tooth Development Genetics and Regenerative Medicine Research Laboratory and Professor of Oral Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, for another five years. This will result in 23 straight years of
The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) will receive $17.7 million over 4 years from the National Institutes of Health to translate scientific discoveries into better health and better medicine, and to conduct innovative clinical and translational research.
Dr. Christine Wu, Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, was awarded a research grant in 2015 for her study, “Consumption of milk after sugar snacks reduces dental plaque acid production and benefits oral health in children.” She was one of seven researchers awarded funding, out of 80 who competed to be funded by the
A University of Illinois at Chicago team led by Dr. Xiaofeng “Charles” Zhou, Associate Professor, Periodontics, UIC College of Dentistry, has earned a Lilly USA Research Award in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection. Dr. Zhou applied for the $80,000 grant, which runs through January 2017.
Angelica Lagunas, a DMD/PhD student who will graduate from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 2018, received an Irwin B. Robinson Research and Education Foundation Award from the Odontographic Society of Chicago on April 14.
The College nominated Lagunas, whose application for the award was accepted by the society.
“The award is given to research dental students,” Lagunas
The third annual Dr. Indru C. Punwani Resident Research Award was presented at the Spring meeting of the Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentists (ISPD) on April 29, at Maggiano’s restaurant in Chicago. The award is in recognition of Dr. Punwani, Professor Emeritus and former Head of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.
Dr. Punwani has been a longtime
DMD/PhD students Marybeth Francis and Angelica Lagunas are two of only 16 dental students from across the United States to earn 2016 American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Fellowships.
The Fellowships encourage dental students to consider careers in oral health research, and students must present research proposals to be eligible. Winners each receive a stipend of $2,100. Their research must be
A research study in Pediatric Dentistry by Dr. Serena Mitchual, won 3rd place overall in the My Kid's Dentist Research Poster Competition at the American Academy Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) Annual Meeting in San Antonio! This came as such a surprise, but it was a great honor to be recognized having been judged against many posters presented by residents from across the nation.
Regenerative Science research at UIC College of Dentistry are moving dental care beyond tissue replacement, using materials to enable our bodies to regenerate damaged and failing tissues. Our researchers are leading investigations into how materials interact with living tissues, and the building of tissue replacements for the growth of cells/tissues to replace lost tissues. The